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Species/Subspecies: Staphylococcus warneri
Etymology: Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry).
Species epithet: from a human. Named after Arthur Warner, from whom this bacterium was first isolated.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Firmicutes
Class
Bacilli
Order
Bacillales
Family
Staphylococcaceae 
Genus
Staphylococcus
Type Strain: ATCC 27836 = CCUG 7325 = NCTC 11044.
Macromorphology (smell): Form medium sized colonies (3-5 mm in diameter), which are circular, glistening and opaque. The colonies are usually sticky and some strains produce a yellowish pigment.
Micromorphology: Non-motile cocci (spherical) with a diameter of 0.5-1.2 ┬Ám, whith appear singly, in pairs and in tetrads.
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Other Enzymes: Koagulase -
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
+(-)(+)-+
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
--(+)-+
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
+?--?
Does not ferment fucose and cellobiose. cf. Staphylococcus sciuri subsp. sciuri).
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Belongs to the normal skin flora in animals and humans.
Disease:May cause skin infections in individuals with a compromised immune system. It has been suggested that this bacterium can cause spontaneous abortion in cattle and humans.
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
L37603 ATCC 27836T 1470  

Taxonomy/phylogeny: About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus.
Reference(s): No. 146
Updated:2020-09-17

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